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HOW TO – Free international calling… for the next 3 years?

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HOW TO – Free international calling… for the next 3 years?

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Michael Gartenberg from Jupiter Research spotted this odd phone service for making free international calls, you call a number in Iowa (712-858-8883) and according to the site… “When the gateway answers, enter 011 then the country code and number you want to reach (mobile users, do not hit SEND – the call will go through on it’s own). Wait a few moments for your call to ring through and then enjoy your free call.”[via] – Link.

As Michael said, if there’s a catch, I can’t find one either (I called our MAKE Japan office, worked fine) – so, get your phone phreak on if you want to dabble and make some free international calls.

Here’s a how-to of sorts so you don’t need to pay for the Iowa call… use Skype to make a free local call to the Iowa # (in the USA calls are free within the USA) then just dial out internationally for free… Skype on a Mac sometimes has DTMF issues, but usually on a PC it works fine – try it out and post on up in the comments. I tried using Project Gizmo and it worked fine too…

10 thoughts on “HOW TO – Free international calling… for the next 3 years?

  1. inkyblue2 says:

    there’s absolutely no chance at all that someone in iowa will be recording your call. none whatsoever.

  2. ried says:

    consensus in the helio offices is that someone is recording the calls and doing a book on the crazy things people say. who knows how long this’ll be around… anyone remember freeway?

  3. Hellmark says:

    Apparently they shut it down. 3 years? More like 3 months…

  4. Godmode says:

    there are so many other free voip providers around. Futurephone was always there for a closure. The iowa minute stealer scheme wouldn’t last long.

  5. Evelyn Sorenson says:

    hi there

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